Parent-Child Music Class and Research Program


Serenade is an inclusive, parent-child music program that uses musical games, parent training, and peer interaction strategies to promote social engagement and positive behavior in children with and without autism spectrum disorder. During Serenade’s weekly music classes, parents and children build a musical toolbox of strategies for fostering shared social experiences.

The Serenade program is currently offered through a research study for toddlers/preschoolers and their parents at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Vanderbilt University through the National Endowment for the Arts Research Labs program with a focus on “The Arts, Health, and Social/Emotional Well-Being.” Other partners in this Research Lab include¬†Vanderbilt TRIAD and the Inclusion Network of Nashville, the Nashville Symphony, Nashville Opera, and Borderless Arts TN. On our website you’ll find information about the program, including video models and audio soundtracks for the songs used in the Serenade program. We hope you enjoy!